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Sociate Toyin Igbira set to wed

Right now, both in the cities of London and Lagos, one major issue that has taken over the discussion of many socialites, is the impeding marriage between Toyin Abrahams, popularly known as Toyin Igbira and a certain London based celebrity who is simply known as "Lacasta".

Although Toyin Igbira has been involved with about three men before the new one, it was learnt that this coming marriage slated for next month will definitely be her first celebrated marriage.

Already, invitation cards and "Aso Ebi" are being distributed among friends and associates of the lady who has been having a running battle with the NDLEA.

The white Aso Ebi" with the invitation cards, we hear, go for 350 pounds and the self acclaimed founder of fuji music, Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister has been penciled down to entertain guests at the London venue of the event.

If you recall, Toyin Igbira graced so many news papers' headlines when she was apprehended on her way to London some years ago with hard drugs, after being named as one of the major sponsors of the drug trade in the country.

On ex-minister's daughter's smoking habit

If there is one thing that has constantly been the headache of those around Biola Awote, the daughter of Chief Mrs Mobolaji Osomo, former Housing Minister under ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, it's her love for smoking.

The dark lady who presides over Estaport School in Lagos, is said to love the "joy (?) stick" so much that she can't do a minute without puffing on it.

Although, she drinks too, this could not be compared to her love for cigarettes.

Aside these, the low cut wearing lady who schooled abroad, is said to be a charming lady who could do anything to instill discipline in her wards.

Taye Taiwo lifts sister

With the way Super Eagles dependable defender and Marseille of France star footballer Taye Taiwo is going, it seems he has vowed to eradicate poverty from his family completely.

Only recently, the talented footballer gave his sister the sum of three million naira, to set up her own business.

And with the N3 million, Tawa, we learnt, got a big shop around the Egbeda axis, a suburb of Lagos where the talented footballer's family was living before he took off for France, and filled it with several gift items and baby wares, which she retails.

Because of her elder brother's benevolent act towards her, Tawa tells virtually everyone she comes into contact with how the brother has helped her to set her shop.

Between Joseph Yobo and Tricia Esiegbe

For sometime now, this gist that has hitherto been said in a hush-hush tone, is fast gaining ground that Super Eagles stand-in captain, who plies his trade in the very lucrative English Premiership, Joseph Yobo and actress-cum-television personality Tricia Esiegbeare very close.

Although it is a well known fact that the actress, who got popular with her role in a movie called "Samadorars" is very close to most footballer, her closeness however to the Everton ace defender is said to be more than meets the eye.

A close source of the two averred that both Yobo and Tricia are fond of each other and that they talk endlessly on the phone.

Not only that, whenever the star footballer visits home it is sure that he would bring a bag-full of stuff for the beautiful actress.

Many a time in the country, both Yobo and Tricia have been seen at clubs, especially on the Island where they go to unwind. But why most people could not jump into conclusion is because most of the time they go clubbing it's usually with other footballer friends.

One thing you can be rest assured of, is that we'll definitely get to the root of this.

Connecting Femi Falana to Lagbaja

Today Femi Falana and the masked one Lagbaja are both successful in their different fields.

While Falana is known to be a radical lawyer and human rights activist, whose contribution to the enthronement of democracy in the country cannot be pushed aside, Lagbaja on his part is a successful musician who brought a new style entirely to Nigeria's musical scene.

But unknown to so many people both Lagbaja and Femi Falana are friends, their friendship, we gathered, dates back to when they were both at the University of Ife. This they've maintained till now that they are both shinning stars in the country.

But one thing that has remained constant with the radical lawyer is the fact that he couldn't come to terms with the fact that Lagbaja turned out to be a musician because he was (Lagbaja) was rather too shy when they were in school.

Obj's in-law gives daughter's hand out in marriage

Chief Kenny Martins, the twin brother of Taiwo Obasanjo (Obj's ex wife) will today, the August 18, be giving out his daughter's hand in marriage to Otunba Akin Oshiyemi's son, Temitope.

The event is billed to take place at the Church of Assumption and Anglican Church at Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, while the reception will hold at Planet One hall, Maryland Lagos.

The traditional wedding took place last Thursday at the University of Lagos Multipurpose Hall, Akoka, Lagos.

Lagos Oba employs late Oba's son

This may sound unbelievable but it's true, that a certain Oba in Lagos, Oba Lateef Adam, who rules over Agege employed the son of the late Oba he succeeded as his driver.

The son of the late Oba, Prince Monsuru Adedigba, in order to make ends meet we learnt approached the present Oba, Lateef Adam for help, and the only option for the Oba to render assistance was to employ him as personal driver.

JAJ ever young looks

Nature must have been very kind to ace broadcaster Jacob Akinyemi Johnson, popularly known as JAJ. Despite his age which is about 50, the man is still enjoying a young look.

JAJ who started with the then Radio Nigeria as a disc jockey could still pass for a 30 year-old. What about his voice? – This is another thing God has used to bless him; his unique voice has remained the same since his youthful days.

Chief Alex Akinyele pays glowing tribute to Professor Wole Soyinka

On Saturday, the 11th of August 2007, at the Oceanview Restaurant on the Island, former information minister Chief Alex Akinleye, had the chance to eulogise his former lecturer, Professor Wole Soyinka at an award ceremony.

The very loud ex-customs man Chief Akinleye was called upon to give an award, and instead of doing just that, he took time to eulogise professor whom he said showed him the way to greatness.

Although most people wouldn't have raised eyebrow over this, however it became unbelievable when he took more than enough time to speak about this before performing the task for the day.

Prince Dapo Adebajo delves into business

Prince Dapo Adebajo, a notable prince from Ijebu Ishiwo in Ogun State and husband to Olabisi Ashade, former Special Assistant on Special Duties, inter government Relations and Job Creation to ex-governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu has joined the very incrative oil and gas business.

The charming Prince who was based in Europe is now the president of Daatech Oil and Gas limited that has its office somewhere around Ikeja, Lagos.

Prince Adebajo who was into music promotions in Europe before now, has acquired some tankers to enable him partake fully in the business.

Also we learnt a major talk is on going between the businessman and a big oil player, that involves the acquisition of a big petrol station along the Lagos-Abeokuta Express way.

As at now the deal which runs into over a hundred million naira is about being concluded and when it is, then you'll be the first to know.

Fred Ajudua's VGC home rots away

Some years ago when controversial lawyer built his all marble Victoria Garden City (VGC) home, so many people marvelled at his display of wealth and style. Then the house which was put at about N300 million was the cynosure of all eyes because it was styled after an Arabian building. But these days the story is different. The dome house is fast becoming a shadow of its former self. Apart from the fading paints on the wall, weeds have taken over the building completely and it looks more of a ghost house these days.

Don Foster reviews love affair with top model

Before U.S. born broadcaster Don Foster's relationship with top model Linda Ikejia hit the rocks, a lot of people speculated that the loving couple would end up walking down the aisle together. But before people know what was happening, the news rent the air that the Cool F.M. presenter, was about sealing a marriage contract with Omololu Olunloyo's niece; Deola Olunloyo. The realisation made Linda to look elsewhere for her Prince Charming.

But as fate would have it, the wedding plan was put off and nothing was heard about it again. Now we hear, Don Foster has renewed his interest in taking Linda as his wife.

Those who know said the love between Linda and foster is so strong these days that it looks every inch altar bound.

But whether this would be or not, only time can tell.

Alhaji Okoya's new pasttime

Having achieved a lot in his 67years on earth, billionaire industrialist Alhaji Rasaq Okoya has decided to slow down in his love for work and has replaced it with more relaxation.

The Eleganza boss, we scooped, has found a new way of relaxing through swimming.

Although those who are close to the very rich businessman know that he swims, he however has turned it to a daily routine to keep in shape.

Yinka Ayefele loses brother!

Olu, the younger brother of Yinka Ayefele, is dead.

The untimely death occurred last week Friday on his way back to Akure from Ibadan where he had gone to see his brother Yinka.

What makes the news so sad is that late Olu has just been promoted to the rank of assistant superintendent of police and had gone to the brother to celebrate his new status.

At Ibadan, a little party was thrown for him by Yinka. And it was on his way back to Akure that he was involved in the accident that snuffed life out of him.

Howie T's weight problem

At first, a lot of people thought, with time, the massive weight which flashy Bayo Odulemi popularly known as Howie T, has been adding would soon go down. But how wrong people can be; the disc jockey turned promoter is at present batting with weight problem.

Odulemi is so big that most people around him are not too comfortable with his health again. Though he has been advised several it seems the promoter is bent on keeping his stature.

Howie T, responsible for the discovery of both P Square and sound Sultan through his talent hunt programme, has also brought American stars to Nigeria before.